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December 10, 2020, 12:00 am
Germany, 82 years on: ‘We are sorry’
'The solidarity shown at the other end of the world of people in greatest trouble is a role model and impressive until today'.
December 3, 2020, 9:24 am
Germany to apologise for William Cooper snub
'The fact that Cooper and the Australian Aborigines' League stood up for Jews when they themselves were not even recognised as citizens in their own land is truly remarkable'.
November 16, 2018, 12:00 am
Walking in William Cooper’s footsteps
This protest was for another mob. He [William Cooper] saw injustices happening to others and had the guts and ability to do something about it.
October 30, 2018, 12:00 am
Melbourne to mark Cooper’s protest march
Marchers plan to converge on Melbourne's CBD on December 6 to commemorate the walk of Aboriginal human rights advocate William Cooper to the German consulate 80 years ago on that date with a protest note from his Australian Aborigines League over Kristallnacht.
November 24, 2017, 12:00 am
Call to rename electorate ‘Cooper’
A proposal to rename Victoria's federal electorate of Gellibrand in honour of William Cooper has drawn acclaim from the Aboriginal human rights champion's supporters.
November 16, 2017, 12:00 am
Indigenous Kristallnacht protest finally accepted
An Aboriginal letter of protest to Nazi Germany against the horrors of Kristallnacht has finally been accepted by the German government 79 years after it was initially offered at the door of Melbourne's German consulate in 1938.
October 23, 2017, 12:00 am
Uncle Boydie on a mission
A FUNDRAISING campaign is underway to help Indigenous leader Alfred Turner (known as Uncle Boydie) visit Berlin and Beersheba for two highly significant anniversaries.
August 22, 2017, 12:01 am
Recognising Indigenous role
TEARS were shed at a moving ceremony in Sydney last Sunday, when Jewish federal MP Julian Leeser presented certificates to 12 descendants of Indigenous men who served in Australian Light Horse brigades during the WWI Sinai-Palestine campaign.
March 24, 2017, 12:00 am
Turnbull opens new Shoah exhibition
A clearly moved Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull battled at times to control his emotions when delivering a stirring keynote speech at the official launch of the Sydney Jewish Museum’s new permanent Holocaust exhibition on Sunday.
December 13, 2012, 12:00 pm
Righting a past wrong
IT was a historic day for descendants of William Cooper (pictured), Holocaust survivors and members of the Jewish and indigenous communities last Thursday when they descended on Melbourne’s CBD to complete a humanitarian mission that the Aboriginal activist had embarked on 74 years earlier.
June 7, 2011, 2:33 pm
Rudd special guest at Cooper dinner
THE life of Aboriginal activist William Cooper (pictured), who protested against the treatment of Jews after Kristallnacht in 1938, will be celebrated at a dinner on June 16.
December 13, 2010, 8:48 am
Rudd regrets Evian failure
The Foreign Minister said on Sunday Australia's failure to help Jews fleeing the Holocaust was "unspeakably wrong"..
December 9, 2010, 1:49 pm
Aboriginal hero remembered
KEVIN Russell, the great-grandson of Aboriginal activist William Cooper, has called for official government recognition of his famous ancestor, a call echoed by the Jewish community.